Monday, February 20, 2006


Lightweight Cyclocross Bike #2: Elmars Excel Carbon

Following yesterday's post of the pretty sweet Ti rig, today is Elmar's carbon cx bike. Elmar reports this bike is a very light 7 kilos----for the American's, thats 15.4 lbs, lighter than most people's road bike for sure. Very nice.

Frame:Excel-Carbon 1360g
Fork : Kuota-Sintema -Mud 520g
Headset: No-Name 52g
Saddle: Flite tuned 148g
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS 198g
Pedals: Eggbeater Triple ti Short spindels 178g
Crankset: thm clavicula inc bb 420g
Frontwheel: tune , martix rim ,24 spokes,alloynipples, 520g
Rearwheel: americanclassic hub,zipp 280 rim 698g
Tires: tufo 310g + 340g
quickrelease: tune front 22g, shimano rear 67g
Cassette: shimano dura-ace 12-27 , 178g
Stem: syntace f99 109g
Handlebar: Ritchey wcs 240g
Front derailleur: Dura-ace ~82g
Chain: kmc x 9 sl
weight ~7,0 kilo=15.54 lbs

Planned upgrades:
Saddle: slr tuned ~ 110 gramm (save 38g)
Seatpost: new ultimate 100 gr. (saves 98 grams),
Handlebar: schmolke 160-170 gramm (saves 80 grams)
which would give him a bike thats about .47 lbs lighter or 216 grams.

If you have a sub 18 lb cyclocross bike, email it to me at

Other LightBikes in the gallery:
Light Bike #: John's Morati
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